Three Old Bridge elementary schools named 2019 National Schools of Character

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OLD BRIDGE – Cheesequake Elementary School, James McDivitt Elementary School and Raymond E. Voorhees Elementary School once again earned national recognition by Character.org as a 2019 National School of Character.

Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, Cheesequake, McDivitt and Voorhees schools were recertified, among the 88 schools and three districts in 24 states named National Schools of Character as well as one school that was named a China School of Character for 2019.

Character.org, a non-profit group that supports the advancement of character development in schools, communities, and workplaces across the United States and globally, will honor the schools at its National Forum on Character Education set for Oct 24-27, in Washington, D.C.

Four years ago, Old Bridge Township Public Schools was named one of three National Districts of Character in the United States by Character.org – formerly The Character Education Partnership – which selects schools and districts that demonstrate that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate. Selected schools are expected to serve as models for other schools, helping them to achieve the same results.